Passenger guide - Gold Coast airport (OOL) 

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Gold Coast Airport, also known as Coolangatta Airport and opened in 1939, has had one of the biggest passenger movement growths in the last years in Australia. It serves the Queensland and New South Wales regions, and operates with domestic and international flights to neighbouring countries and Southeast Asia.

Official Website:
Number of Terminals - 1 - Open from 4:30 am to 11:00 pm.
Annual passenger traffic: More than 6.4 million passengers went through it during 2017.
Tel: +61 755 891 100. General and tourist information desk in the Domestic Arrivals area.


The airport is situated in the city of Coolangatta, 25 km (16 miles) to the south of Surfers Paradise and 100 km (62 miles) south from Brisbane.

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Bus - Gold Coast Airport Shuttle (Tel +61 1300 655 655) is a door-to-door service that connects the airport with several tourist locations in the area, including Burleigh Heads, Broadbeach, Surfers, Southport and Runaway Bay. It serves all major flights.
Line 777 from TransLink (Tel +61 131 230) runs to Palm Beach, Burleigh Heads, Mermaid Beach and Broadbeach South tram station in about 30 minutes, and there you can make combinations with the G line to Surfers Paradise, Southport and other destinations. It operates every 15 min. from 7:00 am to 7:00 pm. Route 760 links the enclosure with Varsity Lakes Station with a frequency of 30 min. It also goes to Tweed Mall, Coolangatta, Bilinga, Tugun, Currumbin, Palm Beach, Elanora and Robina.
On the other hand, Surfside Buslines (Tel +61 755 522 700) provides transportation to Kingscliff, Pottsville, Tweed Heads and Murwillumbah, while Con-X-ion (Tel +61 755 569 888), Link Transfers (Tel +61 433 995 455) and Scoot Transfers (Tel +61 290 090 860) provide transfers to Brisbane.

Train - There are frequent services from TransLink (Tel +61 131 230) between Brisbane Central Station and Varsity Lakes (1 hour and 20 minutes), and bus 760 departs from there, stopping near the airport.

Taxi - Vehicles from Gold Coast Cabs (Tel +61 131 008) available in the southern end of the terminal, outside the Domestic Arrivals area. The trip to Surfers Paradise takes 25 minutes.

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Car rental offices are located opposite the Arrivals Hall.

Avis (Tel +61 755 363 511 - 6:00 am to 10:30 pm)
Budget (Tel +61 132 727 - 6:00 am to 10:30 pm)
Europcar (Tel +61 1300 131 390 - Mondays through Fridays from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, weekends from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm)
Hertz (Tel +61 755 366 133 - 6:30 am to 10:30 pm)
Redspot (Tel +61 1300 668 810 - 7:00 am to 10:30 pm)
Thrifty (Tel +61 755 366 955)


The airport has currency exchange bureaus (6:00 am to 10:00 pm), ATMs, VIP lounges, internet kiosks and free Wi-Fi access.

Food and Drinks- Coffee shops, restaurants, fast food outlets and bars scattered throughout the enclosure.
Shopping- Duty-free items in the international area, in addition to shops selling souvenirs, surf items, clothing and accessories, electronics, cosmetics, newspapers and magazines. Convenience store in the Domestic Arrivals Hall.
Baggage- Secure luggage wrapping in the check-in hall. Lockers available in front of the terminal, in the short-term car park. For enquiries about lost property, head to the Duty Managers office, on the north end of the terminal (Tel +61 755 891 209).
Other Services- Baby care rooms.


There are different, fully-automated parking areas, in addition to a passenger pick-up and drop-off zone in front of the terminal. More information: Tel +61 755 369 573. Rates

Premium Covered Parking - Roofed car park, connected to the terminal through a covered walkway.
Terminal Parking - Spaces for short and long stays opposite the main building.
Budget Parking - Economy lot with covered and outdoor bays.


Facilities include reserved parking spaces in the short-term car park, adapted toilets, Braille signage and wheelchairs. If you should require special assistance, contact your airline in advance of your arrival.


The closest accommodations include: La Costa Motel (Tel +61 755 992 149), Gold Coast Airport Motel (Tel +61 755 366 244), Coolangatta YHA (Tel +61 755 367 644), Pacific Place Apartments (Tel +61 755 366 288), Golden Shores Airport Motel (Tel +61 755 993 667), Bila Vista Holiday Apartments (Tel +61 755 369 099), Kirra Surf Apartments (Tel +61 755 890 300), Wyndham Vacation Resorts Kirra Beach (Tel +61 755 906 188), Meridian Tower (Tel +61 755 369 400), Pure Kirra (Tel +61 755 991 405). Some of them operate free shuttle buses for their guests.

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Latest updates: April, 24, 2018
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